Ondo State’s acting governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has urged the populace to pray for Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, who is currently on medical leave, to recover quickly.
The governor’s health is of the utmost significance to the people of the state, according to a statement that Aiyedatiwa personally signed.
Before leaving for a 21-day medical leave overseas on Tuesday, Akeredolu delegated power to his deputy after weeks of tension.
Following the development, Aiyedatiwa urged politicians in the state to avoid saying or doing anything that would inflame the polity in the state.
According to him, the upcoming governorship race in 2024 has put a strain on the governor’s health.
Aiyedatiwa urged everyone to assist the government in concentrating on running the affairs of the state.
He said: “Let me aver without mincing words that rumours about the disruption of government activities are misplaced and only arose as a result of impatience and a lack of proper understanding of the running of the machinery of government.
“We, therefore, enjoin the good people of Ondo State and all friends of our dear Sunshine State not to relent in their prayers for Mr Governor’s quick recovery, so that he can resume duty after his medical vacation and continue with his good works for the betterment of Ondo State in particular and Nigeria at large.”